The turtle hospital was a good but sad place. It was horrible to see all the sick and hurt sea turtles of our doing! Almost all the turtles where hurt from boats and trash.
There is one very bad thing that can happen to turtles. If a boat hits a turtle, air can get into the shell and makes them float; this is called bubble butt syndrome! When this happens they can’t dive for their food. It makes it easier for boats to hit them. This also makes it way easier for sharks to get at them because the turtle can’t swim away as quickly as it could have.
Now I will tell you why trash is bad. The loggerhead turtle will eat jellyfish. If there is a plastic bag floating upside down, can’t you see how that could look like a jellyfish? Now, guess who else thinks it’s a jellyfish…THE LOGGERHEAD!!!!! If that loggerhead swallows the plastic bag, it can get stuck in its throat and then the loggerhead can’t eat any more. This makes gas, but since the loggerhead has a plastic bag in its throat, the gas can’t get out, making the loggerhead sick. So PLEASE don’t liter. We already have enough trash in the ocean!